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CNI Seminar - Nicole Rust

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:30am

Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Building

Nicole Rust
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Beyond identification: the neural mechanisms the support memories of the images that we have seen

Under the right conditions, our ability to remember whether we have encountered a particular object or scene before is remarkable - we can make these determinations after viewing tens of thousands of images, each only once, and we store these memories with exceptional visual detail. However, the neural processes that support single-exposure visual familiarity memory are poorly understood. I will describe experiments designed to probe the neural correlates of single-exposure visual memory judgements in high-level visual cortex, as well as how the brain manages to maintain perceptual stability in the presence of rapid, single-trial plasticity.

A pizza lunch will be served.